Please use the checklist below when determining whether to send your student to school or keep your child home. Thank you for doing your part to keep our
school community healthy!
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When to Keep Your Child Home from School
Communicable Disease Guidelines
Use this checklist to determine whether to keep your child home from school
Fever: Does your child have a fever over 100 degrees F. orally? Yes____
Temperature should remain normal (98.6 degrees) for 72 hours
without any fever reducing medication before returning to school
Sore throat: Is it accompanied by fever, headache, stomachache Yes____ No_____
or swollen glands?
Vomiting: Has your child vomited two or more times in a 24 hour Yes____ No_____
Diarrhea: Has there been more than one occurrence in a 24 hour Yes____ No _____
Eyes: Are your child’s eyes crusty, bright red and/or discharging Yes ____ No ____
yellow or green fluid?
Nasal discharge (yellow or greenish): Is there colorful nasal mucus Yes ____ No ____
that is accompanied by a fever or other symptoms of an upper
Cough: Does your child have a persistent, productive cough?
Yes ____ No ____
Appearance/Behavior: Is your child unusually tired, pale, have a
lack of appetite, difficult to awaken, or confused? Yes ____
Rash: Does your child have a body rash not associated with heat,
eczema, or an allergic reaction to a medication? Yes ____
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please keep your child home from school and consider seeking medical attention.
Head lice- Please contact the school nurse if any indication of head lice
Remember to keep the school updated with new phone numbers and emergency contacts in case your student becomes ill at school. Any questions please call Kerri Whitworth, our school nurse, at 425-837-4159.
The most important thing you can do to prevent illness is for you and your child to wash your hands often with warm water and soap.